Originally Posted by d_c
Well that sucks considering it took a kajillion hours and a couple grand to get everything to work. 4 years to switch to something different isn't too bad though
Originally Posted by SJHT
Good info and at least we know what is happening. That's quite a long time for them to give the product before shutting down. At least there is no rush to transition. SJ
Originally Posted by giomania
Looks like "my friend" still has some time!
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Originally Posted by Peter M
Very happy to hear this !
Four more years is plenty of reason for me to stick with iRule for now.
I had already started planning a completely new look and functionality for the change to a new system, but now I'll implement it in iRule instead.
Originally Posted by DougUSMC
This is so crazy that it just might work!!!
Of course, if they plan on giving us the shaft, they may be chickens and not want to reach out and hear from us...
Originally Posted by SJHT
The builder seems very similar. The major difference is that it only seems to work with their hardware for integration into a system. SJ
As an On Controls Premier Dealer
, I have already begun making the transition to Kramer Controls. I am in the process of finishing up a couple of On Controls projects before moving myself and clients to the new system. The Kramer system is very, very, very similar to iRule / On Controls with several new features and many improvements to the builder interface. After all, they are using the same developers, engineering and support staff. For commercial applications this is much of everything that On Controls needed to become, and for mega residential installations, it will also be an excellent fit. The pricing structure may drive many DYI iRule users away unless you happen to have the budget. ( The basic control box - which is probably all you would ever need chimes in around $1K, and FYI, you can still use your GC iTach boxes.)
1) Stick with iRule. You'll have years to prepare for something else. By then a better DIY system may come along. ( Maybe Kramer Controls "lite"? )
2) Keep in mind that all these home kits coming out from Amazon, Google, Apple, etc. will continue to mature and become more and more sophisticated in what they can go do. This may become your next "Ruler".
3) For the same reasons as stated above, take a closer look at "Simple Control". For most DIY applications this will be and is an excellent choice.
Lots of choices and time to before you need to worry about it.